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 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 28, 2016 

School bus driver shortage looms

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is “seriously” short of bus drivers. Recruiting bus drivers hasn’t worked, and “advertising for them the past few years has failed to replace retiring drivers,” bus manager Bill Kemble said this week....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 28, 2016 

Four towns cooperate on paving grant

Area vehicles could have a lot of sticky tar on their tires if a four-town request for grants to chip seal a number of area streets comes through in October. Four towns have applied for a state Transportation Improvement Board chip seal grant...

 
 News    September 28, 2016 

Newsbriefs

GC fire and ambulance busy The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service reported five fire calls and 28 ambulance calls during August. Fire calls included four mutual aid responses and one vehicle fire. Eight ambulance calls were...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 28, 2016 

We remember '86 and more

This weekend the class of 1986 from the great halls of Lake Roosevelt will celebrate 30 years out in the real world. Classmates will come back to the streets of Electric City, Elmer City, Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam, their old stomping grounds, to...

 
 Obituaries    September 28, 2016 

Daniel Robert Williams

Daniel Robert Williams, 47, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away suddenly on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at 11:11 a.m. at Mid Valley Hospital in Okanogan, Washington. He was born October 6, 1968, in...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 28, 2016 

Candidates forum set for Oct. 13

Okanogan County Board of Commissioners candidates will address the public in an open forum Thursday, October 13, in Coulee Dam at Lake Roosevelt Schools. The forum, sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place in the...

 
 Community    September 28, 2016 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber To Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, September 29, at La Presa Mexican Restaurant in Grand Coulee. Judge Estudillo will be the guest speaker. Grant County Port Dist. 7 Budget Meeting Grant Co...

 
 Community    September 28, 2016 

Keeping it beautiful

Roy Hamilton picks up litter along highway 155 at Jones Bay in a burst of fall colors Thursday during an organized Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club event. Several local groups pick up litter along areas...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016

School board sets four main goals

The school board has set four main goals as the Grand Coulee Dam School District heads into the new school year. Superintendent Paul Turner and members of the board met in a long evening retreat to discuss school affairs and to set some specific goal...

 
 News    September 21, 2016

Newsbriefs

A grand picnic The Electric City community picnic held Sept. 10, raised $1,000 towards the development of the city’s new park site, behind the fire station. A year ago a similar picnic raised $2,500, and an additional $30,000 has been budgeted by...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016

Bus garage hit by thieves again

Thieves hit the school district's bus operation again last weekend. This time they siphoned gas from one bus and stole two batteries from the district's boom truck. Bus officials stated early Tuesday...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016

Best of Northwest grill it out

It was like grill heaven Sunday at North Dam Park. Seventeen grills were cooking and grill masters turned out from Idaho, Oregon and throughout Washington, going after prize money and having fun at the same time. Many of the top 10 competitors in...

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion    September 21, 2016

"Area watch" needed to combat crime

I read and agreed with Larry Price’s letter in The Star 9/14/2016 issue, “Concerning the current drug and crime issues in the Coulee Dam area.”  I see it 24/7 in my area, day and night. I can get up in the middle of the night seeing groups...

 
 Obituaries    September 21, 2016

Brenda Diantha (Farver) Lamoreaux

Brenda Diantha Lamoreaux was born April 21, 1959, in Tonasket, Washington, to Marvin and Marilyn Farver and passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016, in Tacoma, Washington, after an unexpectedly...

 
 Community    September 21, 2016

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this Thursday. The chamber will resume meetings at noon on Thursday, Sept. 29, at at La Presa Mexican Restaurant, with Judge Estudillo as the guest speaker. Grant...

 
 Community    September 21, 2016

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/9 - A woman on Bowen Street told police that her bulldog puppy was missing from her home and she eventually learned it had been taken and sold to a party in Usk, Washington. She gave police the name of the person who had sold...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

Harvest Festival offers fun this weekend

This would be a good weekend to stay in the Coulee and take advantage of the many facets of the fifth annual Harvest Festival. Gather the kids, the grandkids, and be at North Dam Park for a celebration designed for all ages. The Grand Coulee Dam Area...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

Run the Dam race set for this Saturday

So you’ve always wanted to run across Grand Coulee Dam. Now is your opportunity! Join the third annual Run the Dam crowd, at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, and take part in one of the scheduled distance runs - 5K, 10K, or half marathon. The event...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 14, 2016

Two wild fires threaten towns

Two wildfires burned separately Sunday afternoon and threatened Elmer City, Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee, while residents watched as flames lit up the hillsides on both sides of the Columbia River. Loc...

 
 News    September 14, 2016

Newsbriefs

Candidates forum set for Coulee Dam Okanogan County voters can hear their candidates for county commission seats address the issues at a special forum in October in Coulee Dam being arranged by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

Group wants public meeting on consolidation

The Regional Board of Mayors heard Monday of plans for public meetings to further explore the idea of consolidating local towns. Presenting for the chamber of commerce’s Economic Development Council was Bob Valen, a member of the group. He said...

 
 By Bruce Bartoo    Opinion    September 14, 2016

Asking what's at the core of a litany of problems

At a recent meeting of the Coulee Dam Town Council, crime was a topic of major concern by its citizens. WHY? Crime is not just a concern of the town of Coulee Dam; it is a growing problem for all of the people of the Grand Coulee Dam Area. WHY?...

 
 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion    September 14, 2016

Fund raiser was disappointing

First, I would like to thank all the volunteers and businesses who helped with the Electric City “Pig For the Park” fund raiser held this past Saturday at Electric City. This year’s support and attendance was down considerably from last year...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 14, 2016

Coming together

I am still not used to being on the other side of an emergency. For years I was the one running to the fire or person in need, instead of sitting and watching. But Sunday, ironically on 9-11, I watched as firefighters, medics and police rallied to...

 
 Births    September 14, 2016

It's a girl for Moreno/Boyd

It’s a girl for Moreno/Boyd Brittany Moreno and Jerald Boyd Sr., of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alvina Mae Boyd, born Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She...

 

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